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Ryde town councillors resign after ‘no confidence’ motions defeated

empty seats

Two of the councillors calling for 'no confidence' motions have resigned today with immediate effect

Monday, 20th January, 2020 4:09pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Watch Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy performed at Mountbatten storytelling event by new drama group

man sitting with book on head and pages flying around him

The evening also includes storytelling and poetry from special guest singer Amy Bottriell-Nye

Monday, 20th January, 2020 3:29pm

By Emma Topping

Motions of ‘no confidence’ in Ryde councillors defeated to huge rounds of applause (video)

first vote of the ryde town council no confidence vote

All three motions of 'no confidence' against five Ryde councillors were defeated, with the Mayor adding that he was not opposed to an internal audit or inspection of processes

Monday, 20th January, 2020 2:05pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

More than quarter of Isle of Wight school exclusions a result of alcohol, drugs or assaults, figures reveal

fist fight between two men

Peter Shreeve from the NEU said there is currently too little support for students in need, and that the need is growing

Monday, 20th January, 2020 1:28pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Lifeboats descend on Cowes for annual crew lunch

Lifeboat Get together 2020

Leading the way into the Royal Yacht Squadron's marina was the RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat from Bembridge – to be followed by a number of RNLI and independent inshore lifeboats

Monday, 20th January, 2020 9:05am

By George Chastney

Government promise to provide free sanitary products in schools comes into force today

sanitary pads

From today, schools and colleges will receive an activation email from the phs Group giving them access to a range of products for young people, including eco-friendly options

Monday, 20th January, 2020 8:52am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 2 readers' comments

Water supply works could start before planning permission granted

Southern Water meter fitting

In order to maintain supplies to the surrounding area, Southern Water say the new equipment needs to be installed and operational by end of February

Monday, 20th January, 2020 8:46am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Island Line Trains: Hourly service this morning and advance warning of bus replacement

island line train at ryde pier head station

Passengers should allow more time for their journeys if making ongoing transport connections

Monday, 20th January, 2020 8:26am

By Sally Perry

Tributes pour onto social media for Isle of Wight Garrison member

Glenn Arnold

Hundreds of messages of condolence have been shared on social media after the man well-known for his portrayal of Darth Vader passes away. Our thoughts are with family, friends and Garrison colleagues

Sunday, 19th January, 2020 11:32am

By Sally Perry

Belgrave Road landslip: Council uncertain how it happened or how to safely fix it (new photos)

The council explain they are currently uncertain of what caused the retaining wall to fail - and indeed how they can safely get to it to fix it

Friday, 17th January, 2020 4:48pm

By IW Council Press Office with 11 readers' comments

Seven Christ the King College students receive offers from Oxford or Cambridge

christ the king students with oxbridge university offers

Of the number of Christ the King students applying to universities, these Oxbridge offers constitute 11.9 per cent of applicants

Friday, 17th January, 2020 4:20pm

By Caroline Curliss with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council set out arrangements for All Saints’ and Yarmouth schools

control key on laptop

The Isle of Wight council clarify the situation with admission arrangements for West Wight primary school pupils

Friday, 17th January, 2020 4:05pm

By IW Council Press Office